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What we have been up to and way forward after COVID-19.

By Eddie Ssemakula You haven’t met Maria, but Maria is a 40-year single mother and coffee farmer 2 hours away from our head office in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Growing coffee is what her family has been famous for, and she took it on almost naturally, it’s been her 13- year... Read More

March 18, 2022    By admin

Uganda Hosts, Signs Agreement With China’s Yunnan International Coffee Exchange

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Beijing, China hosted officials from Yunnan International Coffee Exchange (YCE) in Kampala, Uganda, from 15 to 21 September 2019. The delegation held meetings with UCDA Management, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,... Read More

July 21, 2021    By admin

Denouncing Racism, Committed To Human Rights

The IWCA Uganda Chapter echoes the message of the IWCA Executive Director against racism, published on 9 June 2020. The original message is available at – Racism and oppression are incompatible with empowerment and counter to the mission and values of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. Our global network... Read More

July 21, 2021    By admin

IWCA Uganda On Course To Steer Meaningful Women Involvement In Coffee Value Chains

The IWCA Uganda Chapter Board, under the stewardship of the Chapter President and Board Chairperson, Ms. Doreen Rose Rweihangwe is committed to advancing its cause in advocating for equitable and meaningful involvement of women involved in coffee activity acros the different value chains. The predominant phenomenon of depriving a woman’s... Read More

July 21, 2021    By admin

Coffee Farming And Beekeeping: Diversifying To Save A Natural Partnership

Diversification in specialty coffee farming means introducing new products to the farm so that coffee isn’t the farmer’s sole source of income. Intercropping of coffee with other viable crops, alongside the embracing of bee keeping has been described as a natural partnership that doesn’t just bring in extra, much-needed income... Read More

July 21, 2020    By admin

Upholding Quality Standards Across The Coffee Value Chains

I have the pleasure to welcome you to our June 2020 issue of Women in Coffee News, the IWCA Uganda Chapter newsletter. The newsletter is one of our mouthpieces through which the Chapter publishes news, experiences, announcements, success stories and challenges to keep our membership and stakeholders informed, inspired and... Read More

June 21, 2020    By admin

IWCA Uganda Chapter Members Donate To Fight Against COVID-19

This story is an excerpt from the article, “Coffee sector donates coffee, food, vehicles and medical equipment to fight COVID-19” published by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority. To read the full story, visit– Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, H.E. the President of Uganda instituted a National Taskforce team... Read More

June 21, 2020    By admin

Cleaning Coffee Equipment And Maintaining Hygiene In The Wake Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a shortened version of an article that was published in the May 2020 edition of the Global Coffee Report Magazine. It is available online at To learn more about Cafetto, visit To access to the Global Coffee Report Magazine, visit Download the Global Coffee Report... Read More

June 21, 2020    By admin

Outcomes Of The 2020 World Coffee Research Stakeholder Consultations Published

IWCA Uganda Chapter was represented during the World Coffee Research (WCR) Stakeholder Consultations that were held in February/March of this year. WCR has prepared and published the conclusions of that effort, including a final report. Additionally, World Coffee Research launched a wide-ranging consultation of coffee sector participants during the spring... Read More

June 13, 2020    By admin